5 villages in Mallorca you cannot miss
When we speak of Mallorca we are not only referring to Palma: although the island's capital is indeed a marvellous city – named by The Times as the best city in the world – with its countless landmarks you should make sure not to miss. The truth is, there are also quite a few villages in Mallorca for which a visit is a real must, for any tourist. Here are 5 of Mallorca's villages, which you should strive to include in your stay:
Valldemossa, inspiration to artistsLocated in the Sierra de Tramuntana, Valldemossa is a gorgeous town with all of the charm of a mountain village. Besides this, Valldemossa's Royal Cartuja Real accommodated a great number of artists and notable figures during their stay, such as Chopin and George Sand.
Views from Valldemossa. Picture by Candidatura Serra Tramuntana.
Sóller, the train to modernismVisiting Sóller and its harbour is in itself a great experience, while making the trip there on its historic train renders this outing truly unforgettable. Besides enjoying the train journey and the marvellous view of the Sierra de Tramuntana, upon arrival in Sóller visitors may proceed to enjoy its old town-centre and the great number of modernist houses that have been preserved there.
Alcudia, a Roman cityAlcudia has been considered a city since Roman times: now it is one of the largest towns in the north of Mallorca. It is made up of the old town-centre, with its great wall and location right by the Roman remains. Also its harbour town, Puerto de Alcudia, more modern and lively in the Summer months.
When you cross over Alcúdia's Walls you'll delve into its precious city center.
Capdepera, castle and moreThe township of Capdepera is made up of the village itself, and a collection of residential estates located beside the town's sea inlets, such as Cala Mesquida or Canyamel. In Capdepera one can visit an authentic Mallorquin village as well as its authentic castle dating from the 14th Century.
Capdepera and its Castle. Image by Hotel diamant.
Sineu, an authentic Mallorquin villageSineu is not only one of those towns embodying all of Mallorca's character, this comes fully to light, on Wednesdays: the day on which its traditional farming and cattle market takes place. Besides visiting it, one should not forget to enjoy a wholesome mid-morning “merendar”, in one of the village's bars.
Sineu's traditional market is celebrated on wednesday. Image by Fires i Festes de Mallorca.